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Survivors: The Gathering Darkness is the second arc in Survivors by Erin Hunter. It takes place a few months after the original Survivors series.[1]


The arc focuses on Storm's point of view,[2] and the prologues are from her point of view during her puphood.[3]
The dogs' afterlife is shown.[4] There is also a new antagonist included.[5] Arrow, Whisper, Beetle , Thorn,[6] and all four of Lucky and Sweet's pups play big roles in this series.[7]
Another author will be joining to write the books.[5] There is a possibility Terror might return.[8]


Book One: A Pack Divided
Book Two: Dead of Night
Book Three: Into the Shadows
Book Four:  Red Moon Rising
Book Five: The Exile's Journey
Book Six: Unknown


  • Three of Sweet and Lucky's pups are confirmed to be female, while the shaggy, sandy-furred pup is a male.[5]
  • Rosie Best is the new author for Survivors.[9]
  • Inbali Iserles will not be writing for The Gathering Darkness series.[10]
  • Rosie Best will be writing for books two and five. Gillian Philip will be writing for books one, three, four, and six.[11]

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  2. Citation Needed
  3. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  4. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  6. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  7. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  8. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  9. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  10. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  11. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog

Start a Discussion Discussions about Survivors: The Gathering Darkness

  • ( )What do you think of the new book?

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    • Also, I think that the killer is the fear dog. Moon only said she saw 2 Dogs walking around which, definitely, where Whisper and Storm. The f...
    • Dogs105, I used to think that too. Until Bella and Arrow grew close. Now I think Storm and Arrow are really close friends. 

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